“I know about sick people.

We all exaggerate a little.

Our pains aren’t so terrible.

I believe . . .

. . .

I was stupid and lazy.”

— Bernadette, from the film The Song of Bernardette [1943]

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“Behold, my beloved spake, and said unto me,

Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away.

For,lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone;

The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing

of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in

our land;

The fig tree putteth forth her green figs, and the vines with

the tender grape give a good smell.

Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away.”

— Song of Solomon 2:10-13